So you’re starting out on your own, and you need a new bed, but you can afford to spend big bucks. Are you destined to sleep on a hand-me-down from your beloved aunt, or does a company like Polysleep maybe have a better answer?
Polysleep is a mattress company based in Canada. Devoted to making quality Canadian products, their Origin mattress is designed for folks who want a good deal on an entry-level mattress.
Our in-depth review of the updated Origin mattress takes you through each layer of this all-foam product and gives you the 411 on all the things you want to know like pressure relief, support, and motion transfer. Keep reading to see if this mattress can work for you.
Who We Recommend The Polysleep Origin 2.0 For:
- Budget shoppers – This product is priced several hundred dollars less than most other bed-in-a-box mattresses, but it still delivers on great features like pressure relief and motion isolation. All of this makes it an excellent option for budget shoppers looking for quality.
- People with allergies – The surface foam is antimicrobial certified, which is helpful for people who need to keep their sleep areas as clean and dust-free as possible.
- Those who sleep light – Motion transfer is very minimal in this mattress’s memory foam construction, which is a big advantage for light sleepers who worry about their partner’s movements keeping them awake.
Who We Don’t Recommend The Polysleep Origin 2.0 For:
- Heavyweight sleepers – This mattress is slightly thinner than the company’s other models and may not offer the extra support sleepers over 200 pounds need. For this reason, heavy sleepers might be better served by a thicker mattress made with coils for better support.
- Stomach sleepers – Stomach sleepers who weigh over 130 pounds may find this mattress too soft and thin to prevent the hips from sinking into the construction. Average-weight and heavy stomach sleepers might want to look at a thicker mattress that prevents excess sinkage.
First Impressions: Firmness & Feel
Firmness Scale: 6.5/10
Please remember that firmness is a subjective characteristic and your shape will dictate how you experience a bed. A heavier person whose weight can more easily push through softer comfort and support layers may experience a bed as softer than a lightweight person. The way you are shaped could also play a role here. Consider your weight, shape, and size when evaluating firmness scores.
Mattress firmness is an important factor to consider when buying a new mattress, which is why we rate firmness on a scale of one to ten. The Polysleep Origin mattress is rated a 6.5 out of 10 on our firmness scale, which means it feels medium-firm to slightly firm.
While this rating gives the mattress a firmer feel, the exact firmness may depend on your weight. In other words, heavier people may experience this mattress as softer, whereas lightweight sleepers may find it firmer. You should also consider your preferred sleeping position.
How Does It Feel?
Depending on your weight, you’ll probably find that tis mattress delivers a gentle cradle as the memory foam in the top layer wraps around your shape. The firmer foams beneath push back against your body, making sure that even your heaviest points are supported.
There’s a little bounce on the surface, but not a ton overall. There should be enough bounce, however, to keep combination sleepers moving smoothly across the surface. Most sleepers shouldn’t find themselves stuck or sucked in by the comfort materials.
What We Like About the Polysleep Origin
- The feel – The Polysleep has a medium-firm feel that should fit most people. It’s more bouncy than traditional memory foam, and should work especially well for average-weight sleepers.
- Motion isolation – Since this mattress only has a bit of bounce on the surface, the Polysleep Origin does a good job of isolating motion. This means you’re unlikely to feel so much of your partner’s tossing and turning.
- Certified foams – The foams in this bed have a CertiPUR-US® certification that ensures the bed is free of toxins, chemicals, and heavy metals.
Our Polysleep Origin 2.0 Complaints
- It’s thin – While this isn’t necessarily a setback, the height of the Polysleep Origin may leave you wanting more in some cases. The mattress doesn’t feel as luxurious due to its lower profile.
- Poor edge support – The Polysleep Origin mattress doesn’t have the best edge support, partially due to its height. If you sit near the edge, you may notice the perimeter collapse as it can’t hold shape under the weight. A hybrid mattress with coils should provide better edge support than this all-foam bed.
Testing the Polysleep Origin 2.0 Mattress: How it Performed
We test mattresses in various sleeping positions and perform tests for motion isolation, bounce, edge support, and other features sleepers find important. For example, the Polysleep Origin mattress is on the thinner side, so it doesn’t have the best edge support, but it performs well in the motion isolation department. We tested this by placing a water bottle on one side of the bed to see if it would wobble while we tossed and turned on the other side.
We also tested the Polysleep Origin mattress in various sleeping positions, which allowed us to determine who would be the best match for this bed and why.
Sleeping Positions for Different Body Types
Although we couldn’t find an official statement regarding the weight limit, it’s safe to say this mattress may not be the best fit for people over 250 pounds. The bed is made entirely of foam and is only 10 inches tall, so heavier people are likely to bottom out, especially those who sleep on their stomachs and side.
|Weight||Side Sleepers||Back Sleepers||Stomach Sleepers
|Lightweight Sleepers (-130 lbs)||★★★||★★★||★★☆|
|Average-Weight Sleepers (130-230 lbs)||★★☆||★★☆||★☆☆|
|Heavyweight Sleepers (+230 lbs)||☆☆☆||★☆☆||☆☆☆|
- Lightweight Sleepers – Lightweight sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds should find sufficient support when on their side. The viscoelastic foam should feel slightly firm, which is great for keeping the body aligned in this position.
- Average Weight Sleepers – Average-weight sleepers may experience this bed as slightly softer, more so if they weigh closer to 230 pounds. However, most should find enough support for side sleeping, depending on their exact weight.
- Heavyweight Sleepers – Heavy side sleepers are unlikely to get enough support to keep the body aligned. People who weigh over 230 pounds might sink too deeply, which can result in an uncomfortable sleeping position.
- Lightweight Sleepers – Lightweight back sleepers should like the gentle cradling that prevents pressure build-up in the lower back. This bed’s medium-firm feel should feel comfortable, although some may experience it as slightly firmer.
- Average Weight Sleepers – Average-weight back sleepers should also experience a nice cradle in the pressure points without losing the support they need to keep the body aligned. However, those who weigh closer to 230 pounds may want a firmer bed.
- Heavyweight Sleepers – Heavy back sleepers are likely to find their hips sinking too deeply, which makes it difficult to achieve a healthy sleep posture.
- Lightweight Sleepers – Lightweight people are the only stomach sleepers that may find the Polysleep Origin mattress comfortable. Thanks to its firmness level, the mattress should feel comfortable and supportive to prevent the hips from sinking too deeply.
- Average Weight Sleepers – Average-weight stomach sleepers might experience this bed as softer, especially those who weigh closer to 230 pounds. Those who weigh closer to 130 pounds may like the softer feel, but anyone else should go for a firmer bed.
- Heavyweight Sleepers – Heavy sleepers are likely to find their hips sinking too deeply because the bed isn’t firm or tall enough to support the weight in this position.
Pressure Relief & Pain
Pressure relief is crucial for most sleepers, but especially for those who prefer sleeping on their side. Side sleepers often struggle with sensitive pressure points where pressure usually builds up in the shoulders, hips, and knees. The Polysleep Origin should feel good in this position, especially for lightweight and average-weight people.
Sleepers should feel their hips and shoulders sink into the comfort foams without any uncomfortable pressure. However, curvier individuals may wish they had a slightly firmer mattress to accommodate as they may sink too deeply into the Polysleep, exacerbating pressure.
Back Pain – The Polysleep Origin mattress should be a good choice for people with back pain as it has a medium-firm to slightly firm feel. The construction doesn’t allow much sinkage apart from a bit of cradling needed for pressure relief. This helps people with back pain find the relief and support they need.
Hip Pain – Those with hip pain should try sleeping on their back to prevent pressure from accumulating in the hips. Most should find enough sinkage to prevent pressure and pain, but side sleepers with hip pain may prefer a hybrid bed that prevents excess sinkage, which can worsen hip pain.
Shoulder Pain – Shoulder pain can also be a problem for side sleepers. Those who weigh under 130 pounds are likely to sink just enough for pressure and pain relief. Back and stomach sleepers with shoulder pain should find a balance of pressure relief and support.
Most back sleepers should enjoy the support they feel as the foams contour to their lower back while the foams beneath balance out the softness with firmer support. Lighter and average-weight stomach sleepers should find the most support from these foams which should keep their hips level and weight resting evenly.
The Polysleep Origin’s medium-firm to slightly firm foam design should provide sufficient support, although one feature this mattress does lack is edge support. Due to the mattress’s thinner profile and all-foam design, the edges of the mattress may falter under pressure if you try to sit or sleep near the edge.
Although this mattress is on the thinner side, it does a good job of isolating motion. This is mostly due to its all-foam design, which excels at motion isolation. The inside of the construction isn’t bouncy, so you’re unlikely to feel any tossing and turning on the opposite side of the bed.
The viscoelastic foam in the first layer supports the body and absorbs movement, which should make the Polysleep Origin mattress a good option for light sleepers who share their mattress with a restless mate.
Temperature Regulation / Cooling
All-foam mattresses are prone to overheating, which is why more and more manufacturers incorporate cooling features into their designs. Although the Polysleep Origin mattress has a foam construction, the viscoelastic foam uses an open-cell design, which allows better airflow.
However, despite this cooling feature, hot sleepers may find they sleep better with a hybrid mattress that contains coils. This mattress type promotes greater airflow and tends to sleep cooler than foam beds.
Performance for Couples
Some couples should like the Polysleep Origin mattress as it has a bit of bounce and offers pressure relief in various sleeping positions. However, one thing to keep in mind is that the bed can’t handle too much weight. Partners who weigh over 230 pounds may want a firmer and taller bed with more substantial support features.
Other than that, the subtle bounce in this bed should be good for sexually-active couples. In addition, it has good motion isolation, so couples shouldn’t feel their partner tossing and turning.
The Polysleep Origin mattress is compressed, rolled, and packed in a box. This is one of the easiest ways to get your mattress delivered. The box packaging also makes it easy to move from the mattress from your door to the bedroom.
Adjustable Base Compatible
This mattress is a good match for most foundations, and you can also pair it with an adjustable base if you want to customize the feel a bit more.
Made in Canada
For sleepers with allergies or sensitive skin, the Polysleep Origin’s antimicrobial foam – aka ISO 20743:2013 antimicrobial foam – should be a big plus. This foam ensures you’re protected from dust and other bacteria. This is medical-grade foam that’s compliant with antimicrobial requirements and regulations.
Construction: What’s Inside the Polysleep Origin 2.0?
The Polysleep Origin starts off with a breathable purple cover made from cellulosic fibers. This gives the bed a cotton-like softness, and is spread over three layers of foam that stand a total of 10 inches tall.
All foams are latex-free, which makes the bed a good option for those who sleep with allergies. Note: The previous version of the Origin mattress had two layers and was only eight inches tall.
- The comfort layer is a certified antimicrobial viscoelastic foam that is open-celled, so air can move more freely through it, while the foam cradles your pressure points and offers support.
- The transition layer is made from Polysleep’s proprietary foam that’s designed to provide a smooth transition to the base layer. This layer is 2 inches tall and helps add more support for spine alignment in various positions.
- The base layer is a higher-density layer of foam that stands 7 inches tall and supports the entire mattress construction.
Unboxing & Off-Gassing
The company recommends you unpack the mattress as soon as possible. This is easy to do by just opening the box and cutting through the plastic wrapping. Once you do this, the bed should unroll and start expanding. The Polysleep Origin mattress should expand within a few hours, but we usually suggest you allow it a full 24 hours to reach its size and potential.
Since this is an all-foam mattress, you’re likely to notice some off-gassing odors when you first remove it from the packaging. This is normal for foam beds that arrive in a box, so don’t worry about the odors sticking around. Any off-gassing should be gone by the time the bed expands.
- Eco-Friendly Certifications – The foams in this bed are CertiPUR-US® certified. CertiPUR-US® is a third-party program that ensures the foams meet rigorous health and safety standards. This means they don’t contain harmful substances like ozone depleters, PBDEs, heavy metals, formaldehyde, and phthalates. They should also have low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.
- The Polysleep Origin 2.0 is an updated version of the original Polysleep Origin mattress. The company added a third layer, which brought the mattress construction to 10 inches instead of the original 8 inches. They also upgraded the warranty, offering 10 years instead of the previous 5.
Coupons, Trials, Warranties, and Shipping
- Shipping – This mattress ships for free to all provinces in Canada except the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut. Additional fees may apply for these territories. As of today, this mattress doesn’t ship to the US.
- Trial – You can try this bed in your house for 100 nights to see if it's a match, and if it’s not your speed, send it back for a refund.
- Warranty – The company offers a 10-year warranty on this mattress.
- Return Policy – Returns are easy, but not free. You can return the mattress within the trial period for a full refund, but a fee of $85 will be deducted to cover the shipping and logistical costs.
Sizes & Prices
|Size||Dimensions (inches)||Price (w/o discount)|
|Twin||39” x 75” x 10”||$775|
|Twin XL||39” x 80” x 10”||$820|
|Full||54” x 75” x 10”||$920|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 10”||$995|
|King||76” x 80” x 10”||$1,199|
|Cali King||72” x 84” x 10”||$1,199|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Polysleep Origin 2.0 mattress good for back pain?
The Polysleep Origin 2.0 mattress should be a good option for certain sleepers back pain as it has a firmer feel that should help keep the spine straight. However, the support and sinkage levels depend on your weight and preferred sleeping position. In other words, lightweight people with back pain should like this bed more than heavy people with back pain.
Where is the Origin 2.0 mattress from?
The Origin 2.0 is designed and made in Canada, which is why the company can provide free shipping to Canada.
Can you flip the Polysleep Origin 2.0 mattress?
The Polysleep Origin 2.0 mattress isn’t flippable, but you can rotate it once in a while to ensure even wear and tear. Flipping it would disturb the order of layers stacked to provide pressure relief, support, and overall comfort.
Polysleep Origin 2.0 vs. Other Brands
Polysleep Origin 2.0 vs. Nolah Natural
- 10-inch profile
- All-foam mattress
- 100-night trial
- 11-inch profile
- Latex hybrid
- 120-night trial
Who We Recommend the Polylseep Origin 2.0 For
- People who want a more affordable mattress
- Sleepers interested in an all-foam bed
- Lightweight sleepers
Who We Recommend the Nolah Natural For
- People who prefer hybrid mattresses
- Sleepers looking for a latex bed
- Average-weight sleepers
Explore our Nolah Natural Mattress Review.
Polysleep Origin 2.0 vs. Nectar
- 10-year warranty
- Three foam layers
- Open-cell foam
- Forever warranty
- Five foam layers
- Gel memory foam
Who We Recommend the Polysleep Origin 2.0 For
- People looking for a bouncy surface
- Average-weight sleepers
Who We Recommend the Nectar For
- People interested in a classic memory foam feel
- Hot sleepers
- Back sleepers
Read our Nectar Mattress Review if you think the Nectar is right for you.
Polysleep Origin 2.0 vs. Other Polysleep Models
Polysleep Origin 2.0 vs. the Polysleep Mattress
- Three layers
- Excellent motion isolation
- Bouncy surface
- Four layers
- Enhanced edge support
- Plush surface
Who We Recommend the Polysleep Origin 2.0 For
- Combination sleepers
- People with mobility issues
- Sexually-active couples
Who We Recommend the Polysleep Mattress For
- People with pressure build-up
- Those interested in a cradling feel
- Sleepers looking for better edge support
Check out our Polysleep Mattress Review.
Polysleep Origin 2.0 vs. the Polysleep Zephyr
- 10-inch profile
- CertiPUR-US® certification
- Higher price point
- 11.5-inch profile
- Nanobionic® technology
Who We Recommend the Polysleep Origin 2.0 For
- Budget shoppers
- Lightweight stomach sleepers
- People looking for a thinner mattress
Who We Recommend the Polysleep Zephyr For
- Luxury shoppers
- Those who like to feel cradled by their bed
The Polysleep Origin 2.0 mattress is an affordable all-foam bed designed to support and relieve pressure in different sleeping positions. While its thinner profile doesn’t make it the best choice for certain sleepers, we have to acknowledge its affordable price and medium-firm to slightly firm feel which should appeal to budget shoppers and lightweight to average-weight sleepers.
Side sleepers should like the gentle cradling, although some lightweight side sleepers may experience this mattress as slightly firmer. The top layer of viscofoam allows just enough sinkage to relieve the pressure, even for those who weigh less than 130 pounds. Heavy side sleepers may want a firmer bed altogether.
This bed should be a good option for back sleepers, especially those under 130 pounds. Lightweight and average-weight back sleepers should experience a gentle cradle in the lower back area to prevent pressure from building up in this area. Significantly heavier back sleepers may prefer a taller bed.
Stomach sleepers need a mattress that feels firm to prevent the hips from sinking into the construction. Poor support can lead to equally poor sleeping posture, especially for heavy stomach sleepers. The Polysleep Origin 2.0 may be too soft for most stomach sleepers with the exception of lightweight folks.
This bed is a good option for combination sleepers as it has a medium-firm to slightly firm feel that should work in most sleeping positions. On top of that, the Polysleep Origin 2.0 mattress has a bit of bounce to allow easy repositioning. This also makes it easy to get in and out of bed.
Light sleepers who share their bed with a restless partner should like how the Polysleep Origin 2.0 mattress isolates motion. Although it’s thin, the mattress does a good job of absorbing motion so that it doesn’t transfer from one side of the bed to the other. However, some couples may want better edge support.
Significantly heavier people may want a firmer and taller bed that can ensure proper spine alignment. The Polysleep Origin 2.0 mattress isn’t the best option for those over 230 pounds as it may allow too much sinkage, which can result in misaligned hips and back pain.
Lightweight sleepers should like the Polysleep Origin 2.0 mattress, although some may experience it as slightly firm more than medium-firm. The bed should feel good even to stomach sleepers under 130 pounds, as its firmness helps keep the hips aligned to prevent pain and pressure build-up.
Average Weight Sleepers
Sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds may experience this bed differently, depending on their preferred sleeping position. Side and back sleepers should like the balance of pressure relief and support, but this again depends on their exact weight. Stomach sleepers who weigh closer to 130 pounds should find sufficient support, but those closer to 230 pounds may want a firmer bed.
The Polysleep Origin 2.0 mattress is an excellent option for those looking for comfort without breaking the bank. This all-foam bed offers comfort, breathability, and a versatile feel for an affordable price. On top of that, it comes with a 100-night trial and a 10-year warranty to back up the quality.
Whether you’re just starting out or looking for a versatile choice for your guest room, Polysleep now delivers an entry-level bed that mixes anti-microbial comfort with firm foam support.
The Polysleep Origin mattress is now updated to be 10 inches tall, combining open-cell foam with a supportive base. This more streamlined design is especially nice for those with allergies as the top layer of foam is certified as antimicrobial. In addition, lightweight sleepers and those who rest on their side should enjoy pressure relief from the foam design.
We don’t recommend this mattress for some average-weight and most heavyweight sleepers, however, due to its thinner profile and lack of support. Luckily, there are plenty of bed-in-a-box options on the market that can accommodate these groups.
Jill Zwarensteyn is the editor for Sleep Advisor and a certified sleep science coach. She is enthusiastic about providing helpful and engaging information on all things sleep and wellness.
Based in Los Angeles, she is an experienced writer and journalist who enjoys spending her free time at the beach, hiking, reading, or exploring new places around town.
She’s also an avid traveler who has a personal goal of being able to successfully sleep on an airplane someday.